Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975

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Vincent Sheean was an American journalist, novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.

From the description of Vincent Sheean collection of papers, [1929]-1973 bulk (1938-1959). (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122639845

From the guide to the Vincent Sheean collection of papers, 1929]-1973, 1938-1959, (The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.)

James Vincent Sheean (1899-1975) was an American journalist, novelist and biographer.

Born in Christian County, Illinois on Dec. 5, 1899 to William and Susan Sheean, he attended the University of Chicago. Sheean's best-known works are Personal History (1935), a political memoir, and Not Peace But a Sword (1939). Other books include Lily (1954), Mahatma Ghandi (1955), Nehru, Ten Years of Power (1959), and Dorothy and Red (1963), about Dorothy Thompson and Sinclair Lewis.

In 1935, he married Diana Forbes-Robertson, the daughter of Sir Johnston and Lady Forbes-Robertson, with whom he had two daughters. During the latter part of his life he resided in Ariolo, Italy.

From the guide to the Vincent Sheean Papers, 1940-1965, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Vincent Sheean Papers, 1940-1965 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. Joseph Barnes papers, 1907-1970, 1923-1970. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Edward K. Barsky Papers, Bulk, 1943-1955, 1936-1970, (Bulk 1943-1955) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Thornton Wilder papers, 1892-1991, 1935-1975 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Armstrong Papers, 1893-1973, 1916-1973 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections.Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library. Public Policy Papers.
referencedIn Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968. Papers of Laurence Stallings [manuscript], 1927-1928. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Eric Sevareid Papers, 1930-1992, (bulk 1940-1977) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Vincent Sheean collection of papers, 1929]-1973, 1938-1959 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence, 1881-1981 (inclusive), 1940-1979 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973. Hamilton Fish Armstrong papers, 1893-1973 (bulk 1916-1973). Princeton University Library
referencedIn Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992. Papers of Eric Sevareid, 1930-1992 (bulk 1940-1977). Library of Congress
referencedIn American Council for Judaism. Records, 1943-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers, 1904-1974, 1909-1956 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Papers about Diana Forbes-Robertson and Vincent Sheean, 1985-1988 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Lardner, James Phillips, 1914-1938. Papers, 1938-1948 (bulk 1938). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Huneker, Erik H. Papers, 1947-1971. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer Papers, 1898-1978, (bulk 1933-1975) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Dorothy Thompson Papers, 1914-1961, 1940-1961 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Pearson family. Papers, 1798-1963. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975. Edward K. Barsky papers, 1936-1970 (bulk 1943-1955). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Papers, 1915-1948. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1892-1977. Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer papers, 1898-1978 (bulk 1933-1978). Library of Congress
creatorOf Adams, Elbridge L., 1866-. Collection of books from the library of William Faulkner. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1941. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Albee, George Sumner, 1905-1964. Collection of letters to Kyle Crichton from leftist activists, screenwriters, novelists, literary critics, fans, etc., [1927]-1960. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Friedman, Philip Allan. Correspondence to Philip Allan Friedman, 1952-1953. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Stoneman, William Harlan, 1904-. William Harlan Stoneman papers, 1928-1974. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980. Raymond Mortimer Collection, 1918-1979 (bulk 1925-1970). Princeton University Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Vincent Sheean collection of papers, [1929]-1973 bulk (1938-1959). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn George Sarton additional papers, 1901-1956. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Joseph Barnes Papers, 1923-1970 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
referencedIn Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. Papers, 1916-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Letter to Arthur Brisbane McGee. New York, NY. 1942 Apr. 4. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Witter Bynner papers, 1829-1965. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop Papers, 1699-1989, (bulk 1937-1989) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Samson Raphaelson Papers, 1916-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1936-1959. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Blackford, Staige D. (Staige Davis), 1898-1949. Papers of Staige D. Blackford [manuscript], 1939-1949. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Iris, Scharmel, 1889-1967. Scharmel Iris papers, 1911-1964. Newberry Library
referencedIn Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, 1898?]-1954, 1910-1954 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
referencedIn Lewis Gannett papers, 1681-1966 (inclusive) 1900-1960 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Edna St. Vincent Millay collection of papers, 1904-1974 bulk (1909-1956). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Cannell, Kathleen, 1891-1974. Papers of Kathleen Cannell, ca. 1890-1974 (inclusive), 1944-1974 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf League of American Writers, Inc. Letter, 1939, Nov. 1, New York, to Merrill Moore. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Edward K. Barsky Papers, Bulk, 1943-1955, 1936-1970, (Bulk 1943-1955) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
creatorOf Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. Sir Winston Churchill collection of papers, [1898?]-1954 bulk (1910-1954). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. Papers of Joseph and Stewart Alsop, 1699-1989 (bulk 1937-1989). Library of Congress
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Papers, 1933-1980. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
creatorOf Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. Papers of Edna St. Vincent Millay, 1897-1955. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sheean, Vincent, 1899-1975. Letter to [Edward G.] Robinson. Rochester, NY. 1940 Nov. 29. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Esquire, Inc. Records, 1933-1977 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn James Lardner Papers, Bulk, 1938, 1938-1948, (Bulk 1938) Tamiment Library / Wagner Archives
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Eppes, William D. Papers about Diana Forbes-Robertson and Vincent Sheean, 1985-1988. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Stowe, Leland, 1899-. Papers, 1925-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn William Harlan Stoneman papers, 1928-1974 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
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associatedWith Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989. person
associatedWith Alsop, Joseph W. (Joseph Wright), 1876-1953 person
associatedWith Alsop, Stewart. Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop papers. 1699-1989 person
associatedWith American Council for Judaism. corporateBody
correspondedWith Armstrong, Hamilton Fish, 1893-1973. person
associatedWith Barnes, Joseph, 1907-1970. person
associatedWith Barsky, Edward K., 1895-1975. person
associatedWith Blackford, Staige D. (Staige Davis), 1898-1949. person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Burgess, W. Randolph (Warren Randolph), 1889- person
associatedWith Burgess, W. Randolph (Warren Randolph), 1889- person
correspondedWith Bynner, Witter, 1881-1968 person
associatedWith Cannell, Kathleen, 1891-1974. person
associatedWith Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965. person
associatedWith Eppes, William D person
associatedWith Eppes, William D. person
associatedWith Esquire, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia, 1906-1975. person
associatedWith Friedman, Philip Allan. person
associatedWith Gandhi, Indira, 1917-1984. person
associatedWith Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948. person
correspondedWith Gannett, Lewis, 1891-1966 person
associatedWith Grebanier, Bernard D. N., 1903- person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Harper & Brothers. corporateBody
associatedWith Harper & Row, Publishers, corporateBody
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huneker, Erik H. person
associatedWith Iris, Scharmel, 1889-1967. person
associatedWith Lardner, James, 1914-1938 person
associatedWith Lardner, James Phillips, 1914-1938. person
associatedWith League of American Writers, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. person
associatedWith Macdougall, Allan Ross, 1893- person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Millay, Edna St. Vincent, 1892-1950. person
associatedWith Millay, Norma. person
associatedWith Minot, Walter Stephen person
associatedWith Mortimer, Raymond, 1895-1980. person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Edgar Ansel, 1892-1977. person
correspondedWith Mowrer, Lilian T. (Lilian Thomson). Edgar Ansel Mowrer and Lilian T. Mowrer papers. 1910-1970 person
correspondedWith Nation (New York, N.Y. : 1865). corporateBody
associatedWith Nehru, Jawaharlal, 1889-1964. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Pearson family. family
associatedWith Raphaelson, Samson, 1896-1983. person
associatedWith Robinson, Edward G., 1893-1973, person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Sackville-West, Edward, Hon., 1901-1965. person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
correspondedWith Sarton, George, 1884-1956 person
correspondedWith Sevareid, Eric, 1912-1992. person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Stallings, Laurence, 1894-1968. person
associatedWith Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965. person
associatedWith Stoneman, William Harlan, 1904- person
associatedWith Stowe, Leland, 1899- person
associatedWith Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961. person
associatedWith White, Leigh, 1914- person
associatedWith Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Young, Agnes Brooks, 1898-1974. person
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Journalists--United States
Journalists
Foreign correspondents
World War, 1939-1945
Journalism--United States
Authors, American
Biography
Journalism
Occupation
Journalists
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Birth 1899-12-05

Death 1975-03-16

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